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Knowledge of and interest in hepatitis C treatment at a methadone clinic.
J Subst Abuse Treat. 2005 Mar; 28(2):181-7.JS

Abstract

This study describes knowledge about hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and interest in treatment among 110 opiate dependent patients from an opiate dependence treatment program in San Francisco. None had been treated for HCV and only 30% had been evaluated for HCV treatment. While only 34% knew about HCV treatment, 54% of the sample became "definitely interested" in HCV treatment after hearing the risks and benefits. Men were approximately five times more likely than women to know of some HCV treatment. Whites were seven times and Latinos were about six times more likely than African-Americans to know about HCV treatment. Our findings suggest that methadone programs can play an important role in increasing access to HCV treatment through educating patients about treatment options.

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Adult Medicine, Dimock Community Health Center, Boston, MA 02119, USA. matiaswalley@mindspring.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15780548

Citation

Walley, Alexander Y., et al. "Knowledge of and Interest in Hepatitis C Treatment at a Methadone Clinic." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, vol. 28, no. 2, 2005, pp. 181-7.
Walley AY, White MC, Kushel MB, et al. Knowledge of and interest in hepatitis C treatment at a methadone clinic. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2005;28(2):181-7.
Walley, A. Y., White, M. C., Kushel, M. B., Song, Y. S., & Tulsky, J. P. (2005). Knowledge of and interest in hepatitis C treatment at a methadone clinic. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 28(2), 181-7.
Walley AY, et al. Knowledge of and Interest in Hepatitis C Treatment at a Methadone Clinic. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2005;28(2):181-7. PubMed PMID: 15780548.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Knowledge of and interest in hepatitis C treatment at a methadone clinic. AU - Walley,Alexander Y, AU - White,Mary C, AU - Kushel,Margot B, AU - Song,Yong S, AU - Tulsky,Jacqueline P, PY - 2004/02/18/received PY - 2004/11/04/revised PY - 2004/12/01/accepted PY - 2005/3/23/pubmed PY - 2005/12/13/medline PY - 2005/3/23/entrez SP - 181 EP - 7 JF - Journal of substance abuse treatment JO - J Subst Abuse Treat VL - 28 IS - 2 N2 - This study describes knowledge about hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and interest in treatment among 110 opiate dependent patients from an opiate dependence treatment program in San Francisco. None had been treated for HCV and only 30% had been evaluated for HCV treatment. While only 34% knew about HCV treatment, 54% of the sample became "definitely interested" in HCV treatment after hearing the risks and benefits. Men were approximately five times more likely than women to know of some HCV treatment. Whites were seven times and Latinos were about six times more likely than African-Americans to know about HCV treatment. Our findings suggest that methadone programs can play an important role in increasing access to HCV treatment through educating patients about treatment options. SN - 0740-5472 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15780548/Knowledge_of_and_interest_in_hepatitis_C_treatment_at_a_methadone_clinic_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0740-5472(04)00158-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -